Friday, February 8, 2013

The Accidental Affair by Leslie McKelvey Book Tour and Giveaway

Leslie McKelvey


Jack Vaughn is sure his life is over as he tumbles down the wooded hillside onto the deserted two-lane stretch of asphalt. Years of work ended with a single gunshot. Yet, it’s not over. 

A good Samaritan stops to help him, despite the danger he poses to her. 

Laine Wheeler knows better than to stop for strangers on the rural Montana highway near her home, but her conscience won’t allow her to leave an injured man behind. 

What she doesn’t know is the man is an undercover ATF agent tasked with infiltrating a domestic terrorist group. His cover has been blown and helping him will put her life in danger.

Though there is an instant attraction Jack knows that beginning a romantic relationship with Laine would be both unfair and unwise, yet the farther they run the harder it gets to ignore the feelings that are surging between them.

She squeezed the trigger just as she’d been taught all her life, and there was a soft “pfft” as the pistol fired. Mr. Clean looked at her in shock. Laine fired again. He seemed frozen, but then the spell broke and he fell backwards.

Strong fingers wrapped around her wrist, and she nearly jumped out of her skin, the gun discharging again as she reflexively squeezed the trigger. Jack stood to her right, on the other side of the open driver’s door, reaching around the frame, his eyes filled with concern and fear.

“Give me the gun, Laine,” he said in a whisper. “It’s over.”

Laine didn’t realize she’d been holding her breath until she took one, and her knees nearly buckled. Jack took the gun, dropped it on the ground, then closed the Rover’s door and pulled her to his chest.

“Breathe, sweetheart,” he said, “breathe.”

Laine gasped, and the sobs she’d held back earlier with Grant burst from her as if they’d been forcefully expelled from the deepest part of her soul. She fell to her knees and Jack went with her, but he didn’t let go, his right arm held her tightly. Laine pressed her face against his chest as her body shook with the force of her emotions.

“That’s it,” he said in a low voice, “let it out. Let it all out.” He stroked her hair and laid his cheek on top of her head. “It’s over. You’re safe now, and I won’t let anything else happen to you. I swear on my life I won’t.”


Leslie McKelvey has been writing since she learned to write.  Her mother still stores boxes of handwritten stories in the attic.  Leslie read her first romance at 12 and was hooked.  When her high school Creative Writing teacher told her she needed to be a novelist, she decided to give it a try.  Finally, at the ripe old age of...forty-something...her debut novel, Accidental Affair finally made it into print through Black Velvet Seductions Publishing.  The publisher has also contracted two more manuscripts, which will follow Accidental Affair shortly.  The next story slated for release is Bear’s, so for all of you who fell in love with Jack Vaughn’s best friend, get ready.  The 6’8” FBI agent saves wildlife photographer Beth Drummond’s life and loses his heart to her in the process, a journey that tests the boundaries of loyalty, friendship, and love.

Leslie is a war-veteran who served with the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War, and she was among the first groups of women to work the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.  During her five years of service she was stationed at NAS Miramar (yes, Miramar used to belong to the NAVY) and was an F-14 Tomcat mechanic.  While in San Diego she spent time on the carriers USS Independence, USS Ranger, USS Lincoln, and the USS Nimitz.  The final two years of her enlistment were spent on Guam and her squadron frequently deployed to Japan and the Middle East.

She learned everything she knows about firearms and tactics from her police officer husband, who is a weapons expert and firearms instructor for one of the most highly-respected law-enforcement agencies in the world (and one he wishes her NOT to disclose).  He is her biggest supporter and her unpaid consultant on everything law-enforcement and weapons related.  She has three boys, the oldest of whom will soon be wearing the uniform of a United States Marine (SEMPER FI!).  She spends her off-time (kidding...WHAT off-time?) reading, taking pictures, and sending lead down range (that's shooting, for those who are unfamiliar).  One of her favorite scents is the smell of gunpowder in the morning....

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  1. Greetings, all! I am so pleased to be here. Thanks for hosting me today. I won't be around much, I will be on a school field trip with my nine-year-old son, but I promise to answer any and all questions as soon as I get home. I hope you enjoy the excerpt and that you check out Accidental Affair (you can read almost THREE chapters if you look inside on Thanks again, to my host, and to all the readers who take the time to stop and read!

  2. I am impressed by your bio Leslie. I can only imagine how your experience must be invaluable to certain aspects of your writing.


    1. It does give me a different perspective on certain things, Mary! Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!

  3. I'm sure your knowledge of law-enforcement came in handy when writing the book.


    1. It's more my hubby's knowledge of law-enforcement, Ingeborg, but you're right. I've learned a lot through osmosis over the past 14 years, and what I don't know he usually does. Nice seeing you here!

  4. What a dramatic excerpt, I can't imagine having to shoot someone. It sounds like it is going to be a thrilling novel

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    1. I can't imagine it either, Shannon, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. If it's you or them, make sure YOU win. Thanks for taking the time to drop in and comment!

  5. I really want to read this book and I love the cover!!!


    1. Thanks, Josie! I'm really happy with the cover, too. Thanks to Black Velvet Seductions and their cover artist, Richard Savage, for that. Good luck in the drawing!

  6. Wow! Such an impressive resume Leslie! lol :) It's easy to see how you might have a lot to say! Can't wait to see how it all ends up in your books :)

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